Recall: Lunch Box Sandwiches
On 2019-01-07, the FDA announced that Grand Strand Sandwich is conducting a recall on Sandwiches due to possible contamination with listeria. The recalled products were sold under the brand name(s) Lunch Box during an unspecified time period throughout the regions shown in the map below.
In recent months, there have been 45 food recalls due to potential contamination, including cheesecakes, organic sunflower butter and more. Additionally, there have been 46 food recalls due to other health hazards as well as 25 drug and medical device recalls.
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Name: Grand Strand Sandwich
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Detailed Recall Information
Regions Where Sold: North Carolina and South Carolina
Product Description: Sandwiches
Brand Name(s): Lunch Box
Reason for Recall: Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination
Official Recall Date: 2019-01-07
Additional information provided by the FDA.gov:
For Immediate Release
January 7, 2019
Grand Strand Sandwich is recalling Lunch Box Italian Subs, Lunch Box Ham & Swiss Croissants and Lunch Box Ham & Cheese Frozen Wedges due to a potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, a Listeria monocytogenes infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
On January 3, 2019 the firm was notified by FDA that the swabs they collected from the meat slicing area on December 11, 2018 test positive for Listeria monocytogenes.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
Products affected are:
|Italian Subs||7 oz package||0 67068 12222 8||35218|
|Ham & Swiss Croissants||5 oz package||0 67068 21217 2||34618|
|Ham & Cheese||4.5oz package||0 67068 12110 8||34618|
The products were distributed between December 17, 2018 until January 4, 2019. These products were packaged in clear plastic and sold primarily in convenience stores and vending machines located in the States of: North Carolina and South Carolina.
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund or they may discard the product. Consumers with questions may contact Kirk McCumbee at 1-843-399-2999 Monday - Thursday 8AM - 4PM, Friday from 8AM - 3PM EST.
This recall is being made with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration.
More information may be available at FDA.gov
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